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A Busy Sports Family

A BUSY SPORTS FAMILY

I grew up with sports. My sister and I played pretty much anything including softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball and more. I even ran track. My dad coached us for years as well.

In my own family, I always require that my kids be in something that causes them to be active. I say require but it is not like I am twisting their arms. They cannot wait to get out there on the field or court play.

A WEEK IN OUR LIVES

Our typical week is a busy. On Tuesdays, all three kids have gymnastics. Wednesday is soccer. Thursday is lacrosse. The week is for practices and the weekends are for games.

On the weekends, I am sometimes in the car for hours. Last weekend, I left the house at 7:15 am and we did not walk back in the door until after 2pm. We had soccer games, lacrosse matches and a birthday party thrown in just to shake things up a little.

SNACKS AND DRINKS ON THE GO

One of the things that I always do is pack a cooler for drinks and snacks. I freeze Capri Sun juice pouches the night before along with some grapes and yogurt tubes. I throw pretzels and a few other assorted snacks in the cooler and we are off.

I want the kids to always have something available that is good for them that will satisfy their thirst or hunger but also give them energy as well. I let my kids choose from what’s available and I give them plenty of choices.

HOW DID THEY DO?

This past weekend, my kids did very well. My 7 year old assisted in the scoring of two goals which led her soccer team to victory. My 9 year old played a very key position that helped his lacrosse team win as well.

My little one (pictured above) is just happy to be playing and I am pretty sure that you can tell that from her picture.

We will most likely always be a sports family. Sports do so many great things for kids and I can attest to that. They build confidence. They help with strength and coordination. Sports teach the value of teamwork and sometimes the thrill of victory along with dealing with defeat.

I have the best childhood memories from playing sports and I am hoping that my kids will one day say the same thing.

 

Visit the Capri Sun Facebook page and upload a picture of your kids seizing the day for a chance to win up to $2,500.

This post is sponsored by Capri Sun. My kids have loved Capri Sun since I can remember. Their current favorite is Capri Sun Super V and that is the only juice drink they drink. They love the taste and I love that they get a combined serving of fruits and vegetables plus a good source of antioxidants, vitamins A, C & E.

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Stacie

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Stacie Haight Connerty, a social media consultant, is the Editor's Pick for Most Influential Southern Blogger from Circle of Mom's one of Cision Media's Top 10 Most Influential Mommy Bloggers and one of the HERoic: 10 Mommy Bloggers Who Rule Social Media.

Stacie is the About.com Travel Expert for Vacation Rentals and Shares and a contributor to iBlog Magazine. Stacie founded Social Media Chicks, a collaborative social media consulting company and Georgia Social Media Moms, a group of 350+ social media/blogging experts in her home state.

An Atlanta resident and lifelong writer, Stacie is the mother of three children (11 & under), leader of two Girl Scout troops, an active PTA member and married to the love of her life. She is always planning the next epic travel adventure for her family.



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